Posted on Jan 11, 2017
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SFC Josh Billingsley
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"One of your underage Soldiers calls you drunk at 2:30 am on a Friday night...how do you handle it and do you inform your Chain of Command?"
I gave my answer, not sure if was the answer I was looking for, but I passed the board.
I would pick them up, dust them off, but handle internally as they called me instead of driving drunk...let them know if it happened again I would not just destroy them in the pit, but their career would be over as well
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SFC Vet Technician
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That is the kind of question that is asked to determine how, as a potential leader, how you might take care of those under your charge. Quite simply: 1. Do you handle the situation yourself within your abilities to do so, or 2. Are you prone to pass situations off and up to the next higher. I think your answer was an indicator of what they were looking for.
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CSM Michael J. Uhlig
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Doctrinally (by regulation), situational questions are not to be asked at promotion boards. Make sure you are grounded in doctrine SGT (Join to see). Look at the promotion board MOI, all topics as well as the members & conduct of the board will be included in the MOI. Good luck & handle your business!
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CPL (Non-Rated)
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Our SGM mostly asks nothing but situational questions on SGT promotion boards
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SGT Unit Supply Specialist
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Shut up!
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MSG Telecommunications Operations Chief
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c. Conduct.
(1) Regular Army and U.S. Army Reserve Active Guard Reserve. Soldiers recommended for promotion by the unit
CDR will appear before the board. The board, utilizing a question and answer format, will test the preparedness of the
recommended Soldier to determine their potential to serve at the recommended rank. Hands-on tasks are not authorized.
Questions should focus on leadership, awareness of military programs, and knowledge of basic Soldiering and world affairs. The board should consider the Soldier’s overall personal appearance, bearing, self-confidence, oral expression and
conversational skills, and attitude when determining each Soldier’s potential to serve at the next level of NCO responsibility. The board president will ensure all board members are fully aware of the promotion methodology provided in
paragraph 1–1.
(2) U.S. Army Reserve (troop program units, Army Reserve Elements, and multi-component units). Soldiers do not
make a physical appearance before the board. The board will review Soldier records to determine their potential to serve
at the recommended rank
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Cpl Justin Goolsby
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The biggest questions I've seen on boards are either based in history/tradition or rules and regulations.

One of the more popular questions is typically asking males about female uniform regulations and asking females about male uniform regulations. It's funny how many people don't bother learning the regulations that the opposite sex has to adhere to.
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SGT Team Leader
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I may be a little rusty with the male uniform but being the only female NCO with three lower enlisted males I've been getting practice over the last few weeks.
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